What is nursing care and who owns it?

  • Hemingway A
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Abstract

The Francis report into the failings at Mid Staffordshire, out last week, demands practical responses from all health professions if they are not to be repeated in other NHS providers. This article explores why nurses need to re-examine their philosophy of care and move beyond the notion of patient-centred care to develop a compassionate, humanising approach.

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  • Great Britain
  • Health Promotion/*standards/trends
  • Humans
  • Nurse's Role
  • Nurse-Patient Relations
  • Nursing Care/*standards/trends
  • Patient Safety/*standards
  • Patient-Centered Care/*standards/trends
  • State Medicine/*standards/trends

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